Planning is underway to renew and modernise the Big Pineapple experience following community consultation
The Big Pineapple reopened in recent years, with progressive repair and improvements under new ownership.
In addition to the iconic Big Pineapple structure, visitor centre and train, the site is home to a popular zoo. The site also hosts an annual music festival and other events, along with small businesses and community uses.
While the Big Pineapple currently has low visitation compared to historic levels, planning is underway to renew and sustain the future of the Sunshine Coast’s most famous icon, underpinned by the renewal whole-of-site master plan (Reference: MCU17/2064) lodged in September 2017 with Sunshine Coast Council.
The team looks forward to providing future announcements about new events and attractions, building on the success of the Big Pineapple Music Festival which was recently awarded one of the top 10 regional music festivals by Qantas.
The Big Pineapple site includes 170ha of consolidated land holdings on both sides of the Nambour Connection Road.
The scale of the site provides great potential to host new attractions and again become a popular destination, generating jobs, economic opportunities and community pride in the Big Pineapple.
The Big Pineapple team is planning to deliver updated, sustainable and contemporary entertainment and attractions. While the Big Pineapple structure will be always featured and maintained, new attractions, services and experiences are planned to provide for generations into the future, rather than directly replicate the tourism offer which was popular in the 1970s and 1980s.